Christine Benson

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Christine Benson
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Candidate for
Illinois State Senate District 38
Bachelor'sIllinois State University
Master'sIllinois State University
Ph.D.Northern Illinois University
ProfessionSchool superintendent
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Christine Benson was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 38 of the Illinois State Senate.

Benson currently serves as superintendent of Streator Elementary Schools.

She is affiliated with the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA), American Association of School Administrators (AASA), Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO), V.O.I.C.E., Illinois Music Educator Association (IMEA), and Mendota Education Foundation.

Benson earned a Bachelors in Education and Masters in Education Administration from Illinois State University, and a Doctorate in Education Administration from Northern Illinois University.[1]



See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Benson ran in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 38. Benson defeated Tom Ganiere and Kevin Kunkel in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012 and was defeated by incumbent Sue Rezin (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Benson said she is running "to reclaim the Senate seat in order to serve the best interests of the people, improve the state's financial situation and increase job opportunities."[1][5]

Illinois State Senate, District 38, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSue Rezin Incumbent 53.8% 47,852
     Democratic Christine Benson 46.2% 41,098
Total Votes 88,950

Illinois State Senate Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChristine Benson 42.1% 3,024
Kevin Kunkel 32% 2,299
Tom Ganiere 25.9% 1,858
Total Votes 7,181


Benson and her husband, Rex, have two children.

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